Remembering Vernon Jordan
Nixon offered praise for the civil rights leader in 1971
Biden tries to thread the needle on the Iran nuclear deal
Can anything be accomplished without caving to the Islamic Republic?
A strategy to prevent war over Taiwan
The Miller Center's Philip Zelikow proposes a plan to meet Chinese aggression and help Taiwan defend itself
Why Republicans wouldn't convict Trump
Convicting the former president would have required accepting a half-century of Republican guilt
Presidential Resources for Teachers
The Miller Center features a variety of content that can help teachers bring history alive for their students
NATO and the future of U.S. alliances
A panel of experts examines the future of U.S. alliances, challenges to NATO, and whether NATO can serve as a model for other U.S. alliance networks in the future. As America’s foreign policy landscape continues to evolve in response to China, Russia, and other challenges, the panel will place current events in the context of the Biden administration’s likely vision of America’s role in the world.
Bidens bring presidential PDA back to the White House
Barbara Perry tells POLITICO that casual displays of affection weren’t always commonplace for first couples
What happens to Trump's grip on the GOP following two impeachments?
Barbara Perry puts Trump's presidency into context on NPR's Politics With Amy Walter
Miller Center appoints J. Stephen Morrison as Schlesinger Professor
International health expert will conduct seminars, engage with faculty, students
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
How to prepare for national security challenges
Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michele Flournoy offers nine lessons for navigating national security
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
Critical insights for the nation's governance
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